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Remake [Feb. 13th, 2008|11:09 pm]
dalekboy
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New line are planning on remaking the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. Very early days, but Robert Englund will not be playing Freddy. I can understand wanting to remake bad films, why must they keep remaking the really good ones?
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2008-02-13 12:27 pm (UTC)
Because they think they can get more money that way.
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[User Picture]From: cheshirenoir
2008-02-13 10:11 pm (UTC)
I saw Mr Englund on the telly the other day. Time has not been kind to him, in the same way that time has not been kind to Tim Curry.

It doesn't mean they can't act any more, just they can no longer play roles younger than their years.

I don't think all the latex in the world would hide that. Freddy Kreuger loses some of his terror factor when you are worrying about him breaking his hip...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-02-14 01:39 am (UTC)
Not so much fussed that Englund won't be playing Freddy, mainly mentioned that because I know some people will want to know. But I don't see the point to remaking it.

To paraphrase Michael Caine on remakes of his films, why remake the good ones? If you remake a bad film, then you've got a better than even chance of making it better than the original.

Then again, we get new versions of Dracula and Frankenstein every decade or so, and Freddy, Jason, and Michael Myers occupy a similar place in the movie-goers psyche. So it's going to happen.

Just hope they don't load it with computer effects. The Elm St films tended to go for physical effects, which I think added to them immensely.
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From: kadeton
2008-02-14 03:15 am (UTC)
Obviously there's a large cashing-in component - I doubt DVD sales for the original Nightmare films have much of an impact on New Line's annual revenue.

There's generally also an argument for making the films relevant to a new generation. The current members of the demographic at which the films are aimed weren't even a twinkle in the milkman's eye when Nightmare on Elm Street was released.
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[User Picture]From: jocko55
2008-02-14 09:07 am (UTC)
If you remake bad films, you get more bad films. Although I suspect i could find $20 to do all the effects for a Plan 9 from outer space remake. Oh Ghod, Plan 9 from Outer Space as a stage musical. Fitrst we must translate the script through babblefish...
New line is going away anyhow.
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